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Camp Three to the Summit of Lhotse

The final push from Camp Three, up the daunting face of Lhotse and the Couloir, to the summit at 8,516 meters (27,940 feet).

Alpine Climbing Extreme

1.6 km
1.1 km
0 m
Low Point
7.2 km
High Point
8.4 km
Camp Three to the Summit of Lhotse Map

This is a popular alpine climbing route which is generally considered to be extreme. It's an unknown remoteness, it features unknown exposure and is typically done in an unknown time of year. From a low point of 7.2 km to the maximum altitude of 8.4 km, the route covers 1.6 km, 1127 vertical metres of ascent and 0 vertical metres of descent.


From Camp Three they made their successful summit push to the top of Lhotse.

Heading up the Lhotse Face it switches into the Couloir and the snow condition changes to breakable crusts making it really hard ascending.



Long, committing and complex routes with difficult and sustained climbing on rock/ice and challenging route finding throughout. TD upwards.

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